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How painful is laser wart removal?

How painful is laser wart removal?

Painful: Laser treatment of warts is through it's high energy and burning mechanism. It also targets the blood vessels that feed the wart, thought to contribute to its efficacy. Your doctor may sometimes inject anesthetic into the area before the treatment to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Should I still have pain from laser wart removal 2 days later?

Depends: It would not be uncommon, but it may depend on the exact location, size and depth. ...Read more

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Does laser wart removal offer an advantage over other kinds of procedures?

Does laser wart removal offer an advantage over other kinds of procedures?

No: Warts of viral infections. To destroy the wart, you must destroy/remove layers of your skin which contain the virus. However, it will try to regrow as you treat, so the key is to be persistent with your treatment, be it laser, liquid nitrogen, cantharin, or candida antigen application by your doctor (sometimes every other week), or self treatments with otc salicylic acids. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to combine different types of wart removal (freeze + acid + laser.. Etc)?

Is it dangerous to combine different types of wart removal (freeze + acid + laser.. Etc)?

No: In fact, some large warts are very hearty and grows back quickly after a single treatment. For the thick large warts, i often alternate freeze and laser treatments every other week, and instruct otc salicylic acid home treatment between office visits. ...Read more

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How painful is a co2 laser for removing warts?

Minimal: Using a laser should decrease pain associated with wart removal. But some pain is involved. ...Read more

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Is it painful to remove facial warts via co2 laser?

Is it painful to remove facial warts via co2 laser?

No: No provided some anesthetic cream is used. However, sometimes better to scrape them off using local anesthetic. ...Read more

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I have HPV internal warts and will probably have to go to the hospital to do laser to remove them.How long will i stay in the hospital for?

I have HPV internal warts and will probably have to go to the hospital to do laser to remove them.How long will i stay in the hospital for?

Day surgery : Unless this is an extreme case this type of surgery is usually done as an outpatient meaning that no overnight stay is needed. ...Read more

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Hpv transmission after laser surgery? should I be worried? im a male and I had the warts removed, new partner and I don't want to hurt her. thank

Hpv transmission after laser surgery?
should I be worried? im a male and I had the warts removed, new partner and I don't want to hurt her. thank

Use condoms: You can remove the obvious warts with laser/freeze them or burn them with various chemicals. They can also disappear on their own in time. However, this family of viruses is capable of returning anytime and can shed without obvious warts. Condoms can help prevent transmission but is not 100%.It is possible you will never shed virus or have recurrence, but this germ may be with you for life. ...Read more

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